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Nobody is forcing you dude. YOU started the business. YOU opened your doors to the public. YOU are servicing the Public. YOU choose to do this, nobody is forcing anything on you. YOU did it. If you don't want to do it, then close up shop or change the type of business you run to a Members Only. Don't try and blame others for something YOU did.
So what is that legit reason then??? Or do you not have one???
This is YOUR thread right??? YOU typed the title of it in when YOU created it yes??? YOUR title says:
You should try reading some of my other posts. I guess my support of gays being able to get married shows I just utterly despise them, doesnt it?
I'm not singling out only gay people here, the AZ bill was just a popular topic of conversation. I have said numerous times that business owners should be able to decline business to anyone they want for whatever reason. Whites owners and black owners alike should be able to decline each others business if they feel the urge to do so. I'm white, and I've been refused service at a black owned business simply because I was white. (yes, it was verbalized) No need to cry about it or get hurt feelings, I simply went to their competition.
I have refused service to whites in my business as well, its my right to do so.
Wow....its almost like you missed the entire point of this thread. Gays were used as an example since the AZ bill was a big news story. Currently, it is gays who are demanding others "tolerate" their lifestyle, when they dont show a tolerance of different opinions.
Do you believe a business owner should be forced to serve someone ,even if they do not want to?
Why? Hurt feelings? To prevent some people from being offended? lol
A business owner ultimately decides who they do business with. They may not vocalize it, but it happens countless times every day, and there is nothing you, or government will ever be able to do to avoid it.
If someone doesnt like blacks and a black guys comes in to fill out an application for employment: "Sorry, not hiring right now, better luck next time"
If a jesus freak bakery owner doesnt want to bake a cake for a gay wedding: "Sorry, too many orders ahead of you, it couldnt get done in time"
If a hispanic couple comes to look at a house for rent and the landlord doesnt like hispanics: "Oh, you shouldve gotten here an hour earlier, someone just gave me a deposit on the place"
The list goes on and on. WHat do you propose to rectify that?edit on 27-2-2014 by doubletap because: (no reason given)
We have laws in the land of the free, discrimination is unacceptable, remember business can not longer discriminate against race any more.
edit on 27-2-2014 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)
We have laws in the land of the free, discrimination is unacceptable,
reply to post by mOjOm
The law wouldve protected the business owners against lawsuits from gays in this instance.
Why should a business owner be dragged through the legal process simply because someone got their little feelings hurt?
Again, do you believe a business should be FORCED to serve anyone who walks through their door?
If the owner decides they are not welcome there, or that the owner does not wish to do business with them, they must leave. There is no right. Somehow, in your deluded little mind, you equate that to a human right???? Uh huh lol
reply to post by totallackey
A gay person doesn't have the right to refuse service to a member of the WBC if they aren't being disruptive and their business is open to the public. You guys really need to read up on laws and the Constitution especially if you own a business open to the public.
You, by law, cannot refuse service to someone if they aren't disrupting your business.
Since I would easily be able to sue you when you deny service based on your racism (or other similar reasons) and I would LIKELY WIN....I can conclude that there is such a right - the law is on my side.
So if I'm a caterer and the local swingers club comes through my door and wants their next party catered, I have to do it. Nevermind that I would prefer to have a business clientele. Then, when the swingers get done with me, they like me so much, they start sending over referrals like porn shoots and other business of the sort that makes me less and less acceptable by reputation to the business clientele that I want, but since I have no right to select what sort of clientele I get and will serve, I'm now stuck catering sex parties and porn shoots for the rest of my professional days?
I think you need to get a new perspective on the right of a business owner to pick and choose his or her clientele.